Scott Joss – A Stranger, A Friend We fell in love with some of the Strangers during Kris Kristofferson’s Euro tour earlier this year. Now one of the Strangers, the charming Scott Joss is treating fans to an album of his own. Pssst.. You’ll hear Kris Kristofferson on a couple of the tracks. How Far to Jordan Question or statement of fact – Too many of us have had too many reasons to think, whisper, mutter or scream a string of words like this. Songwriters (the good ones) have always helped us make sense of the things that matter most in our lives. The right song at the right time puts us on the spot, or blows us away. Love & choices are priorities for people with heart. Ok, they’re priorities for the more mature amongst us, too. The title track is Scott Joss’ first gospel song. How Far to Jordan weighs in on deeply personal issues – the sort Kris has never shied away from. It’s fitting that he chose to join Scott on this title track. Footlights A universal song for the universal songman. It’s about everyone who takes the stage and gives all they have…night after night. People like Kris, Scott & Merle … Footlights is a Merle Haggard song. Kris joins Scott on this track as a touching and genuine tribute to the man we know as “The Hag” – & they know as a well loved & sorely missed friend. Kris has shown his love & support for Merle many times over the years. Scott says that he, “knew (Merle Haggard) as a major guiding force in his (own) musical journey.” Three men, one song. Two perform, one speaks through his music. The Album Scott says he included a couple of Freddy Powers tunes because, “without his influence and love things, for me, would probably not worked out as well as they have…” The others are all Scott Joss songs. I cannot wait to hear them. The album will be available on Spotify & other streaming sites soon. The website is almost ready & we’ll let you know when it’s live. Scott has got boxes of CDs & a little traveling rig. He hopes you’ll buy a disc & come & see him when he’s out your way. Credit: Pictures are copyright Tina Stapelfeldt, except the album cover.
Kris Kristofferson’s Boots & Band Kris Kristofferson’s boots have kept him standing for a long time. A band member guessed 30 years. Biggest KK Fan says it’s longer, since 1971 at least. I don’t argue with BKKF ever. If it involves Kris & film she is THE expert. The tour is almost over. Kris’ gig in Ireland tonight is for charity. What a human, what a tour. Time for a quick pause & a brief glance back. A member of the band took a pic of Kris’ boots last night. They are symbols of a road well-travelled & a life well lived. Willie has Trigger, Kris Kristofferson’s boots have him Kris Kristofferson fans have grown accustomed to their intimate evenings with Kris. Sure, Kelly did a few songs with her father sometimes, & that was okay. It added a family vibe that complimented his work on his later albums. Roddy Hart or local artists in different towns opened & sang a few songs, & that was alright. The crowd still got what it expected. Lots of Kris alone on stage, travelling light – Free to adjust the set list or the tone to match his or the audience mood, & to talk to us when he felt like it. We were as comfortable with Kris as he was with his boots. It’d been too long since we saw him last. The natives were getting restless. Then it happened. The 2018 tour was announced There was great excitement, then the lull. Kris was coming, “YAY!” He wasn’t coming alone. “OH?” “OHHHHH, K.” If you have ever invited a dear, old friend to come & stay, got ready for the visit, made your plans – Then discovered he was coming, but a new partner & bunch of adult in-laws were tagging along, then you have some idea of how many dedicated Kristofferson fans felt. Some looked back to the 90’s & wondered if they had another revolution in them. Others wished they hadn’t pre-booked (and pre-paid) for their hotel & air tickets, ‘though most were set on going anyway – It was worth seeing Kris even if it meant putting up with other people, wasn’t it? If these other people were called the Strangers, did that change anything? Maybe. Some expectations lowered, but the excitement never faded. We heard the new band members were from the band that backed Merle Haggard. That cheered up some people & confused others. Kris Kristofferson fans in the UK & some parts of Europe are not necessarily country music fans. I know this differs across continents, counties, provinces & even towns – But as strange as it might seem to some, there are Kristofferson fans who actually dislike country music altogether, or are otherwise unfamiliar with the genre &/ or other country artists. Some heard the name of the band & thought – We bought familiar, we got Strangers – We’ll make do. The News was OUT The tour started. Kris has a growing number of younger fans in Europe. Some of us older fans have got more internet savvy. We talk to each other. We traded our Bush Telegraph for Social Media, so we now speak Facetime or WhatsApp & we share pics & video, too. The news flitted through cyberspace, ahead of the busses. Kris News Kris was looking good Kris wasn’t signing autographs Kris headed for the bus right after each show No encores Merchandise kept selling out / Advice to get in quick Band News The guys in the band were Great musicians Great fit. Blended well on stage Unassuming Gentlemen Friends of Kris’ Attentive – Spent time with fans Great with autographs Familiar. Watching them felt like watching Kris perform with family or very close friends So WHO are they? They are very well-known, highly skilled musicians in their own right. Scott Joss – the fiddler Scott Joss has his own solo career, & backed / recorded with Merle Haggard since at least 2003. Scott Joss plays the fiddle, mandolin & guitar. He is also a songwriter & a fabulous musician (from me who cannot play or read or a note, but I have ears & I know what I like) He looks amazing on stage, & has mastered the knack of breaking in & backing off at just the right moment. Jeff Ingraham – the drummer This article tells a bit about his career – notably, one of his biggest learnings was to play for the room. That has come across loud & clear on this tour, & endeared him to fans as the heartbeat of each performance Doug Colosio – Keyboard & Base Doug Colosio is an accomplished singer/songwriter & keyboard & base stage musician He is interviewed here A Couple of Strangers Doug Colosio & Joss Scott cut some muic under the name, A Couple of Strangers. The link includes their BIOS as well as some video & other links Doug completes the trio of Some Strangers who backed Kris on this tour. Guess what? We would love to have them return with Kris on his next tour. In the UK, like most places I suppose, we’d love more dates in the north of the country. Manchester, Birmingham – even Hull all have great venues that we’ll fill for you next time round. Tour Fan Pics & Video can be found here Look for the ones dated 2018
Kris Kristofferson 2018 Tour CA Mid-State Fair 28 July 2018 – Free tickets. Kris Kristofferson 2018 Tour is well underway. I do not know he manages to keep up the work pace! It’s been an eventful, busy year. If anyone is lucky enough to attending this or any gig, & would like to share their pix, vids or reviews of the event with fans who were not so lucky, please send them in fore our Fan Pics & Vids section? Follow us by subscribing on the right to stay in the loop. We never spam you. Full stop. You can opt out anytime. This a fan site run by fans & for fans. JUST ANNOUNCED: Kris Kristofferson will be performing at the 2018 Fair on Saturday, July 28, with performances at 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm. Kristofferson’s concerts will take place on the Frontier Stage and will be free with paid fair admission #MidStateFair #kriskristofferson pic.twitter.com/frr9fRwJ6B — CA Mid-State Fair (@CaMidStateFair) May 29, 2018 We value any feedback. Please shout if we have got anything wrong. Kris Kristofferson’s official website is here. Any tickets brought through our link below for a UK event helps us raise money for running costs at not extra cost you you. If you like the site, consider making a small donation to help us cover running costs? Nobody gets paid, but we have website costs, & do like to buy material & pay our domain and a decent hosting provider. Featured pic is CC & lives here (attributed)
Kris’ Quote, Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride Kris Kristofferson writes. That is what he does. Sure, he sings, acts, raises his voice & money in support of causes that he believes in – But most of all – he writes. Peter Cooper writes, too. The title of his book makes me smile. Johnny’s Cash and Charley’s Pride: Lasting Legends and Untold Adventures in Country Music Kris Kristofferson Quote A Kris Kristofferson quote on the back cover of Peter Cooper’s book says, “Peter Cooper looks at the world with an artist’s eye and a human heart and soul.” Why I am Ordering this Book Kris Kristofferson gave the author the thumbs up. That alone sold me. Endorsements include Hank Williams Jr Tom T. Hall (member Country Music Hall of Fame) John Prine (member Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame) American Songwriter magazine & The author was a journalist for The Tennessean, & is a senior director, producer, and writer at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Peter Cook chronicles his experiences with legends and others in the country music scene. hence the subtitle – Lasting Legends and Untold Adventures in Country Music Most of all, I want to read stories & tales that include Cowboy Jack Clement, Waylon Jennings, Chet Atkins, Johnny Cash, Charley Pride & many others – Especially, Kris Kristofferson. A recent article by Tim Gianni (the author’s ex-Boss & close friend) says Peter Cooper is “A musician who has a few albums out himself, he relished every moment, every opportunity, to spend time with Music City’s finest citizens, listening to their tales.” The book is “a human-flavored read that begins with Cowboy Jack Clement ………..and ends with Waylon Jennings talking to him about Chet Atkins after that great guitarist, RCA exec and Nashville innovator had died.” Quotes the author saying, “I spent a lot of time off the clock around Cowboy Jack Clement and Tom T. Hall and Kris Kristofferson, because I recognized they were extraordinary people and because I’m selfish, and I wanted to hear the things that they had to say when I wasn’t writing for publication.” & “I wrote it as if I was talking to someone at the Three Crow Bar who had just happened in and sat at the bar stool next to me.” & Mr. Cooper wrote & wrote – 253 pages in all, framed in 19 Chapters. Browse the SHOP Subscribe – Look right – (No spam ever) If you read this book, please contact us if you have a review to share. Credits & Citations: Article by Tim Gianni , Amazon Reviews, Notes from the book cover.
Kris Kristofferson One on One (& it is just one…) Many of us just cannot make it a Kristofferson gig as often as we would like. I am very grateful that One on One shared this one song on their channel. It is just one song, but it is recent & brilliantly filmed. I hope you enjoy it too. Over to the Silver Tongued Devil himself, singing Me and Bobby McGee on April 29th, 2017 @ City Winery New York Credits: Youtube One on One Channel For more info visit http://kriskristofferson.com – Audio & Video by: Ehud Lazin Pic is CC The video is 3rd party content & only shared here. Visit the channel directly for any further information regards copyright.
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid – Recent & Before Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid brought a group of people onto one screen in the 70’s. Many of these now individually rank as highly influential names across all sectors of the entertainment industry – Sam Peckinpah, Harry Dean Stanton, Rita Coolidge, Bob Dylan & Kris Kristofferson are just a sample. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid – Recent Kentucky Theatre, Lexington, May 2017 Harry Dean Stanton, the Kentucky-born actor is honoured annually in the city of his birth. This year, Kris Kristofferson is supporting the Harry Dean Stanton Fest fundraising effort. Kris will introduce Sam Peckinpah’s Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid at the Kentucky Theatre. The post on the Kentucky Theatre’s Facebook page says “We are thrilled to announce that Kris Kristofferson, frequent collaborator and longtime friend of Harry Dean Stanton, will join us for a Harry Dean Stanton Fest fundraising event on Tuesday, May 23!” It goes on to say, ” …we’re excited that we still get to celebrate Harry Dean in the springtime with a screening of PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID. Mr Kristofferson will introduce the film and share some stories about his decades-long friendship with Harry Dean. All proceeds will benefit future programming for the festival.” Meet @GhostoftheGulch author of @WesternLore, @DJOtisBadass & Kris Kristofferson @KentuckyTheater See Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid #WildWest pic.twitter.com/y3gtLjcNYT — HillJack Russell (@HillJackRussell) May 10, 2017 Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid – Before Flashback to 1973 Kris Kristofferson in Sam Peckinpah's 'Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid' – f&f 09/73#KrisKristofferson #SamPeckinpah pic.twitter.com/D2Dz8WPzeq — films and filming (@FilmsFilming) November 13, 2017 In case ANYone hasn’t seen it … (If you buy through the link the site gets a small comm)
Kris Kristofferson is the recipient of the Woodie Guthrie Prize this year. A very special exhibit opened in Tulsa today. Rick Wells, News on 6 gave fans the thumbs up with this interesting video that I will share below. Link to the full article follows. Personally, I love that the exhibit features so many facets of the man. An avid fan of his music, I am also very interested in other aspects of his life’s work. NewsOn6.com – Tulsa, OK – News, Weather, Video and Sports – KOTV.com | Learn more about the Woodie Guthrie Center & Award Full link available from here – Copyright resides with the owner & this site is only sharing it for the benefit of fans who might otherwise have missed the news. Embed & links are to the original content.
Recording Academy’s Grammy Salute To Music Legends – 14 October 2016 on PB What a night! While Kris Kristofferson pays tribute to Fred Foster, Martina McBride posted the following about her tribute to her hero – Linda Ronstadt. Kris Kristofferson pays tribute to Fred Foster tonight … but these two men, legends in their right, go way, way back. More about Kris & Fred here – (Columbine & Monument in the early days) Martina McBride, Kris Kristofferson, Don Was, Shelby Lynne and JD Souther were performers and presenters for The Recording Academy’s Grammy Salute To Music Legends, an all-star concert to honour The Academy’s Special Merit Awards recipients for 2016, that aired Friday, Oct. 14 at 9 p.m. on PB Kris kristofferson Kristofferson and Shelby Lynne treated the audience to a performance of “Me and Bobby McGee,” – Shelby Lynne continued on with a take on “Oh Pretty Woman.” The full article here Martina McBride tweeted about the article on the night. She said – Can’t believe I sang for one of my heroes. See me honor Linda Ronstadt on Grammy Salute To Music Legends on 10/14! https://t.co/HGS5R2xzn8 — Martina McBride (@martinamcbride) August 30, 2016